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acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
- 95% of cases of leukemia in children
- bone changes in 50-70% of kids (vs. 10% in adults); seen as
early as 1 month after onset of symptoms
- wrists and knees most commonly affected
- bony defects:
- metaphyseal radiolucent bands!
(similar findings in scurvy,
- osteolytic lesions
- periosteal reaction
Brian Funaki, MD - 6 February 1995
Last updated: 1 October 2013
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